Scientific studies have shown that hair loss can be stopped by increasing blood circulation in the scalp or inhibiting DHT levels in the body. These things are done by the treatments below and have demonstrated some success in stopping hair loss. So you may think that all you need to do is select one of the following treatments, use it as directed, and your hair loss will be completely stopped in time. Well, you’d be mistaken.
1. Prescription drugs for hair loss
Prescription drugs for hair loss inhibit DHT production and can, therefore stop hair loss. They are only safe for men to use and can have side effects, such as erectile dysfunction and reduced libido.
2. Topical Treatments with Minoxidil
Topical minoxidil-containing treatments such as Rogaine and Spectral DNC work to increase blood flow to the hair by dilating the scalp’s blood vessels. Such treatments have shown some success, but they are not as effective as prescription medications. Also, the producers of these products state that they work only on the crown and have no effect on the scalp’s front.
3. Supplements for Hair Loss
These work in much the same way as drugs for hair loss, by inhibiting DHT production. The differences are that they do not have drug-related negative side effects, but are also less likely to work.
4. Combs in laser
Laser combs fall into the ‘increasing blood circulation’ class of treatments for hair loss. Laser light at a low level stimulates an increase in blood flow, increasing the flow of nutrients to the hair. Laser combs are quite costly and only tend to achieve mediocre outcomes. Yet they are free of side effects.
So are they working actually?
Unfortunately, with these treatments, there are problems. Hair loss drugs, for instance, have some possible sexual side effects. They also only work while you take them, so you have to take them for the rest of your life. Treatments with minoxidil are awkward to administer and need to be given twice a day. They tend not to have particularly substantial outcomes. The same applies to supplements – you probably won’t notice any difference at all – results are not likely to leave you with a big smile on your face. And the same holds for laser combs. Once again, both laser combs and supplements will only work while you continue to use them.
What’s the reply?
The truth is that you are unlikely to use any of these treatments on your own to stop hair loss. You probably need to use a minoxidil treatment, a hair loss supplement and a laser comb if you want to stop hair loss while also avoiding drug-related side effects. Outcomes may be achieved by a combination of these three treatments used daily. It is unlikely anything less will accomplish a great deal.
So my advice is, you need to take it seriously if you want to stop your hair loss. Don’t expect results from either of the above treatments. You will probably need to use a range of different therapies if you want to achieve results.
Develop A Strategy For Dealing With Premature Hair Loss
The fact that you read this possibly means that you have questions about your hair loss levels. Baldness may also be a source of humour for those with a full head of hair, but the cause of extreme concern for those affected may be premature hair loss at any age.
Yet there’s something you can do about this! You would be able to find a hair loss treatment that not only works but also suits your lifestyle and preferences by following the recommendations suggested in this post.
You must truthfully answer four simple questions to accomplish this:
1. What is the true cause of your lack of hair?
For example, most male hair loss causes can be due to androgenetic alopecia (male trait baldness), but you must be certain that this will affect the choice of hair loss treatment. You should contact your doctor to be certain.
2. How far has your loss of hair progressed?
It is important to note that the earlier you begin treating hair loss, the greater your chances of success. The hair loss pattern must be established, as this will help assess both the cause and the most appropriate choice for treatment.
3. What treatment choices for hair loss are you prepared to consider?
Your answer to this question will depend on various variables, including the nature and degree of hair loss, previously attempted therapies, your personal preferences about the use of drugs or natural remedies, and the amount you are willing to pay.
4. To succeed, do you have enough patience and determination?
No miracle treatments for premature hair loss exist. Even therapies can interrupt this disease and even reverse it, but none of them can operate instantly. It takes time for therapies to work, and there is no such thing as a cure that fits everyone.
You will find yourself better positioned to select the hair loss treatment that best fits your circumstances when you have given due consideration to these questions. You’re still not sure. Speak to your doctor or do more testing. But at one point, you need to be clear – the longer you wait, the harder your journey to hair regrowth will be.
Herbal Hair Loss Remedies For External Use
We also looked at some of the most common herbal hair loss remedies for ingestion in a separate article in this sequence. We will extend this theme here to include some potentially useful external herbal remedies.
Aloe vera – Some Mexican Indian tribes credit their thick, healthy hair to the frequent use of aloe vera gel every night, which they rub onto the scalp and hair. Herbalists think that the herb stimulates nitric oxide production and contains an enzyme known as superoxide dismutase. Some experts feel that these two drugs combine to promote hair regrowth in those suffering from male pattern style baldness.
Allium cepa (onion) has a high sulfur content, which is considered to have hair-healing properties. Some herbalists claim that before washing hair, rubbing the scalp with half an onion stimulates hair growth.
Red pepper (Capsicum) is a common folk remedy involving the application to a red pepper poultice’s scalp to serve as an irritant to the skin. This draws blood and nutrients to the scalp to promote cell division and hair regrowth by encouraging histamines’ release.
Safflower oil (Carthamus tinctorious) – Eastern health professionals assume that the validator that dilates blood vessels functions as safflower oil added to the scalp. This allows more blood to supply the hair follicle with nutrients, thereby creating an environment conducive to hair regrowth.